It's always darkest just before the dawn.

Formerly A Winter Tale
http://www.polyvore.com/winter_tale/collection?id=1246774
 

Inspiration and a lose plot outline for a story I'll try to write until Christmas, a tale of snow and the old myths, of light and dark, old and new, and a young girl caught in between.
 
As usual with soundtrack.
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three comments

semper-eadem
Wrote three years ago
Huzzah! Well, in that case, I can't wait to read whatever you decide to post! :)

vampirkaninchen
Wrote three years ago
I hope to post some parts, @semper-eadem, depending on how satisfied I am with it as I go ;)
If I do really well and it's ready until Christmas.. we-ell... :3

semper-eadem
Wrote three years ago
....so you're going to be publishing this story, right? :D

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